Hermes “Tiny Kelly” and “Birkin” bags

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French fashion and accessories brand Hermes is well known all over the world. Iconic bags with a luxurious and refined flair are certainly every woman’s dream and Hermes has produced two iconic handbags – Tiny Kelly and Birkin bag.

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The iconic Hermes Birkin, introduced in 1984. and was named for actress Jane Birkin, with its clean, square lines; belted, sculpted-leather flap and double strap drop, is a constant in the It Bag realm. Stylish and wealthy (or purse-poor) women have been proudly carrying it since the ’80s. The Birkin also has the distinction of carrying, until recently, the longest wait list in accessory history: 6 years.

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Another Hermes bag was introduced in 1935. – “Tiny Kelly” has even more impressive Hollywood cameo: In 1956, Grace Kelly famously used her beloved Hermes handbag to shield her baby bump from Paparazzi. It was henceforth known as the Hermes Kelly. It looks a lot like the Birkin but with a clean-cut flap and single strap drop.

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For Spring/Summer 2013 season, Hermes presented new variations of these two iconic bags. The 14.5 cm per 9 cm tiny bags feature lizard and calfskin pouches and are available in eye-popping yellow, orange, punchy pink, green, blue, red and nude tones.

 

“Tiny Kelly” collection for Spring/Summer 2013

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“Tiny Birkin” collection for Spring/Summer 2013

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“Birkin” collection for Spring/Summer 2013

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Images: purseblog.com; hermes.com

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